ITA #31 – Mentoring and Motherhood with Elisa Pulliam

Don’t miss my big challenge to you in the intro of today’s podcast. I think it’s an essential part of becoming an incredible mom and I hope you’ll take me up on it.

In this episode of the show, Elisa Pulliam shares with us her journey of becoming a more patient mom as well as her wisdom when it comes to mentoring and motherhood. As moms, we need mentors and we also need the skills to mentor our daughters. We will dive into all that and more in today’s show.

Grab your headphones and a cup of coffee and join us for a chat!

Elisa Pulliam is a blogger, author and speaker who has written extensively about mentoring and motherhood. Having worked for years with young women, she has a wealth of knowledge about how to disciple and teach our children.

Now that my own daughters are 11 and 9, I’m really wanting to learn more about how to invest in them in the best way possible so I’m just as excited about today’s show as I hope you are.

Get Inspired

The Journey to Patience

Elisa shares her journey from anger to patience, why she made the move from “Elisa” to “Lisa” after receiving a vision from God, and how God brought her healing through counseling and learning to surrender. She offers some great tips to help other moms start this journey:

  1. Identify your triggers – what makes you angry?
  2. Learn to manage those in the way that’s best for you
  3. Reach out to someone for help

Tweet to Inspire: “When your strengths are yielded to God, they are beautiful. ” – @ElisaPulliam on @Inspired2Action –> Click to Tweet!

Mentoring and Motherhood

After working as a mentor for teens for over 15 years, Lisa now helps other women, specifically mothers, transform their lives through life coaching, accountability, and encouragement as they seek God’s answers together. She shares some amazing practical and simple tips on how to find a mentor, and how to mentor your own children.

Tweet to Inspire: “We can mentor Biblically when we follow Christ distinctly.” – @ElisaPulliam on @Inspired2Action –>Click to Tweet!

You’ll Also Learn:

  • What mentoring means
  • Tips on how to find a mentor
  • Helpful hints on mentoring your children

Quick Links

1. Get Elisa’s book here: Impact My Life by Elisa Pulliam

2. Here are a few of my favorite motherhood resources:

3. Love the song in the outro? It’s called God Day. It’s by Jen Stanbro and you can get it on iTunes by clicking here and check out Jen’s site by clicking here.

Take Action

How will you take action on what you learned in today’s episode? Click here to share.

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How to Listen to This Podcast

If you’re new to podcasts, think of them like little radio shows that you can listen to at your convenience. They are perfect to listen to and learn from as you workout, fold laundry, wash dishes or conquer the world.

1. Listen right here on the blog. Click through to the site and click the little play button at the beginning of this post.
2. Listen on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch – There are a lot of great podcasting apps. Apple has a free one in the app store, but I like one called Downcast. It allows me to search for shows, subscribe to them and even speed up the audio.

You can also listen via a free app (IOS and Android) called Stitcher.

3. Subscribe to the Podcast – just click here to access the podcast in iTunes. You can also search for it on your smartphone app (like the ones listed above) and subscribe.

Comments

  1. I just want to say thank you for loving moms by giving us resources, ideas, encouragement and podcasts. The Spirit really spoke to me during this podcast. He opened my eyes to my anger and how I treat my family. I could really relate to Lisa. I was so humbled. My heart was heavy that after listening I prayed and cried out to Jesus. I called my husband and asked him to listen. I feel this is a struggle for both of us (he doesn’t mind at all that I am including him) and God is opening our eyes to our anger.
    I can’t tell you enough how grateful I am for you and your ministry. Keep it up!

    • jmair,
      I love how you took action as soon as you saw an area in which God might be prompting you to grow. I pray that He’d do a wonderful work in the lives of both you and your husband.

      I’m so glad to know the blog and the podcasts have been a blessing to you! That’s such an encouragement to me.

    • Jmair, praise God for His Spirit speaking to you this way. I’ll be praying for you to take the next step, together with your husband, and for the Lord to work in your hearts together!

  2. This was one of my favorite interviews. I was just thinking about the ‘anger’ thing the past few days. I’m very stubborn, prideful and self-sufficient, and my reaction to nearly everything negative is anger. I don’t get hurt if someone mistreats me, I get down right seething. This interview topic was very timely. I know I have so much to learn and pray about with this. I feel I have made some huge strides while asking God to temper me, but, especially when I’m stressed out more than usual (this is a tough month for our family), my instinct is to snap into anger.
    Thank you, Father, for this ministry and conviction, let me stay with You. Bless Kat and Elisa in their relationships and the work You have them do.
    Sarah M

    • Sarah M,
      It is so great that you’re able to recognize that it’s something you struggle with and that you’re willing to work on it. I imagine there are isn’t much more beautiful to God than a humble, teachable heart… I’m praying that He would provide you with just the right wisdom and resources to make anger a part of your past.

    • Sarah, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment and for the beauty within your confession. God hears your tenderness toward seeing what you need to work on. Turn to Him and give Him everything in your heart. He will meet you right where you are. I’ll be praying for you!

  3. This episode wowed me and touched me deeply! I plan on relistening to it and praying on it. I really understand and connect with the angry mom title. Thank you for this interview.
    Louise H

    • Louise, thanks so much for leaving a comment and telling us what this episode means to you. May you find your hope in God and help from Him and the body of Christ, too.

  4. thanks kat and lisa for the great podcast! i knew i had to listen to this one, so i put it on during nap time while i cleaned the kitchen and was so glad i did. i can really relate to lisa’s story and look forward to reading more from her. i never thought i was an angry person, but maybe just labeled ‘sensitive’ or ‘emotional’. after being a believer and married for 9 years, God has definitely helped me in this area. having little ones the over the past 4 years has been even more of a refining process God has used to show me my great need for him. i started counseling through my church for my impatience and anger towards my children and dug into so many areas of my childhood and life today that i didnt even think were related. i have a great community through my church, girl friends who love Jesus, and older women i look up to, but like you mentioned, its so different to sit kid free with a professional to intentionally go through what im experiencing, be reminded of the gospel, and have someone accountable for goals. i am so glad i went and have since been making ‘self care’ a priority (time with God, sleep, nap, eating snacks, exercising). also just focusing on and absorbing God’s grace for me, which is helping me be more gracious (more patient!) with my kids. God is so patient with me and for that i am so thankful!! :) i’ll be checking out the resources you mentioned and posted. i still have a ways to go but i’m a work in progress! :) thank you thank you for inspiring me towards action and Jesus!

    • Kaye, thank you so much for sharing your story. I’m sure it will be inspiring to anyone who reads your comment and give them hope to seek out help and community within God’s amazing grace!

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